ERIC Number: ED167738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Wisconsin K-12 Career Education Consortium. Final Evaluation Report from Third-Party Evaluators.
Nelson, Orville; Halfin, Harold
Third-party evaluation of the Wisconsin Career Education Consortium (WCEC) was conducted over two years, utilizing a time series evaluation design established in 1975. On-site interviews, surveys, and tests were used to collect data from students, teachers, counselors, parents, and administrators. The WCEC was effective in disseminating career education information, assistance, and products. Recipients of the newsletter, demonstration kits, and the assessment/evaluation (AE) kit gave them a positive evaluation. The seven consortium members had specific objectives which were primarily achieved. For instance, Eau Claire funded mini-projects that significantly impacted on the staff/students, and Kimberly extensively used resource centers and worked to improve community involvement in their program. Madison, Oregon, Shawano, Sheboygan, and Watertown also had effective program elements. Learner outcomes assessment revealed significantly higher attitudes toward work scores formed in the ninth grade and some significant increases in occupational knowledge. The third-party evaluators recommend that WCEC formalize a planned in-service program transportable to various school systems. (CSS)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Consortia, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Fused Curriculum, Information Dissemination, Interest Inventories, Interschool Communication, Job Placement, Leadership Training, Objectives, Occupational Information, Problems, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Resource Materials, School Districts, Self Actualization, Special Education, Surveys, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1974; Wisconsin (Eau Claire); Wisconsin (Kimberly); Wisconsin (Madison); Wisconsin (Oregon); Wisconsin (Shawano); Wisconsin (Sheboygan); Wisconsin (Watertown)
Note: For related documents, see CE 019 284-285, ED 132 284, ED 138 786, and ED 160 785-787; Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems